[1-News-Head]

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[V/O-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


Real- life New York City firefighters arrive in the Roanoke Valley to accept donations for their fallen colleagues.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

And a man wearing rubber gloves shuts down a local post office.

[Sports-Head]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=Sports-head]
[GRAPHIC=None]


In sports, The area colleges gear up for this weekends action the Roanoke Express is on the road tonight.
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[VO-NAT]


And the number 3 will return to NASCAR next season and today Dale Earnhardt junior unveiled the cars colors at Phoenix.
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[WX-Head]
[ANCHOR=Robin]
[SS=None]


The fire danger is flying high along with the strong NW winds tonight. Colder weather, especially in the New River Valley tomorrow. Details just ahead. [Video-Open]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=Video Open]
[GRAPHIC=News7at6]
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[SOT]
[IN Q=We are honored...]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=their loved ones.]
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

Southwest Virginia reaches out to fallen firefighters in a big way.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

Two firefighters from the Big Apple arrived in the Star City to say thanks.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


Good evening, I'm Shannon Young.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


And I'm Keith Humphry.

[Firefighters]


[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=01-36 tc-1:59:58]
[GRAPHIC=none]

Since the September 11th attacks firefighter from across our region have been raising money for the fallen firefighters fund.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-shot]


And today two New York City firefighters came to Roanoke to pick up a sizeable check, and to say thank you.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith-Shannon/ Justin Microwave;]

Justin McLeod is at the Fallen Firefighter memorial in Downtown Roanoke.
[LIVE= Justin /FULL]
[SUPER=149-Justin McLeod/jmcleod*wdbj7.com]
[SUPER=145-Roanoke]


((VO ROLLCUE:...presented the check to the two New york City Firefighters.)) [JUSTIN AD-LIBS :14 OF VO]
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=143-Roanoke]
[SUPER=141-Steve Gillespie/New York City Firefighter]
[SUPER=141-Gibson Craig/New York City Firefighter]
[RUNS=:29]
[OUT Q=been 6 weeks already]



[LIVE= Justin /FULL]
[SUPER=145-Roanoke;]




[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith-Shannon / Microwave;]




[Gilmore-Anthrax]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=01-39 TC-1:18:00]
[GRAPHIC=Anthrax Scare]


Virginia is opening three anthrax treatment facilities in northern Virginia this weekend.
All three will treat people whose jobs mean they may have handled mail from the Brentwood post office in D-C.
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[VO-NAT :10]
[SUPER=03-Richmond;]


The Governor announced the effort today from the State Capitol.
The State Health Department is also monitoring symptoms people are reporting across the state.
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[SOT 15:10:25]
[IN Q=The people of Virginia]

((THE PEOPLE OF VIRGINIA SHOULD BE CAUTIOUS, BUT THEY SHOULD ALSO BE CONFIDENT. THEY SHOULD BE CONFIDENT. THE PLANNING THAT WE'RE DOING IS PAYING OFF. WE'RE TAKING ACTION. AND WE'RE CONTINUING TO PREPARE.))
[SOT 15:11:59]

((DR. ANNE PETERSON/STATE HEALTH COMMISSIONER: THAT IS EXACTLY WHAT THE PUBLIC HEALTH SYSTEM IS SUPPOSED TO DO... LOOK AT WHO ELSE IS EXPOSED.))
[SUPER=01-Gov. Jim Gilmore; :00]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Anne Peterson/State Health Commissioner; :12]
[RUNS=:25]
[OUT Q=who else is exposed.]
[TALENT=Keith]
[SS=none]


Three Virginians have contracted anthrax... two on the job in D-C, and one in Loudoun County.
All three are still hospitalized.


[Post-Office]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=01-45 TC-1:27:45]
[GRAPHIC=none]


An Egyptian visiting some friends shut down a Roanoke County post office today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


The engineer from Cairo got out of a car with Florida license plates at the Cave Spring branch and put on some rubber gloves.
Postal workers thought he looked suspicious, evacuated the building and called for help.
Postal inspectors detained him, and found out that he was just taking precautions before checking his box for mail.

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[Fort-Eustis]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=01-34 TC-1:16:40]
[GRAPHIC=America Mobilizes]


They've been gone three weeks now.
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[VO-NAT :15]
[SUPER=03-Newport News;]


But the Army Reservists from the 2174th unit out of Salem called up to active duty say they're doing fine.
They're serving as military police at Fort Eustis, outside Newport News.
And their concerns are pretty much what you'd expect.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Living conditions, pay. Again,]
[sot tape 13:31:54 ]

((SGT. VANESSA PAYNE/SALEM GUARD UNIT: LIVING CONDITIONS, PAY. AGAIN, I'M ONE OF THE LUCKY ONES. I'M NOT LOSING MONEY. WE HAVE AN ADEQUATE PLACE TO STAY. THEY'RE PAYING US FOR MEALS. BECAUSE WE DON'T HAVE ANYWHERE TO EAT, AND WORKING THE SHIFT WORK THAT WE DO WE CAN'T WORK AT THE DINING FACILITIES. SO THEY'RE TREATING US PRETTY GOOD.))
[sot tape 12:54:27 ]

((LT. COL. SCOTT KERR/SALEM UNIT COMMANDER: IT'S A VERY DIVERSIFIED GROUP. PARTICULARLY FROM OUT IN THE ROANOKE AREA OUT THERE WE HAVE MILL OPERATORS AND WE HAVE POLICE OFFICERS, AND THERE'S FOLKS THAT HAVE NO LAW ENFORCEMENT EXPERIENCE WHATSOEVER, EXCEPT FOR WHAT THEY RECEIVED IN THE ARMY RESERVES.))
[SUPER=01-Sgt. Vanessa Payne/Salem Guard Unit; :00]
[SUPER=01-Lt. Col. Scott Kerr/Salem Unit Commander; :22]
[RUNS=:40]
[OUT Q=received in the Army Reserves.]
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[VO-NAT :09]


So far, the their law enforcement concerns have been less national security, and more drunk driving, domestic assaults, and drugs on the base.
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[Warner]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=Six]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=01-50 TC-46:39]
[GRAPHIC=Campaign 2001]


Mark Warner picked up an endorsement today in Roanoke, and downplayed the grade he's received from the National Rifle Association.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Warner started the day with members of the Roanoke, Salem and Roanoke County firefighters associations.
And he responded to the news that the NRA had given his opponent higher marks.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=I think the vast majority]

((I THINK THE VAST MAJORITY OF GUN OWNERS KNOW THAT I'M A STRONG SUPPORTER OF SECOND AMMENDMENT RIGHTS AND MAY HAVE AN EFFECT WITH A FEW, BUT I THINK THE VAST MAJORITY THE KIND OF BROAD-BASED SUPPORT WE'VE GOTTEN FROM OUR SPORTSMEN FOR ORGANIZATIONS ACROSS THE STATE, THEY'RE GOING TO KEEP GETTING OUR POSITIVE MESSAGE OUT.))
[SUPER=01-Mark Warner/(D) Candidate for Governor]
[RUNS=:18]
[OUT Q=getting our positive message out.]
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[VO-NAT]


Warner says he considers it a victory that the N-R-A did not make a formal endorsement for governor.
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[Earley]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=01-53 TC-9:34]
[GRAPHIC=Campaign 2001]


On the Republican end...Mark Earley also spent the day stomping in Southwest Virginia.
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[VO-NAT :18]
[SUPER=403-Radford;]

At Radford University today the Republican candidate for Governor met with students and faculty. Earley says his higher education pledge of a billion dollars will help colleges and universities in the Commonwealth.

Joining Earley on the campaign trail today was Senator George Allen.
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[SOT 2:07:18]
[IN Q=my 1st priority as]

((MARK EARLEY/(R) CANDIDATE FOR GOVERNOR; MY FIRST PRIORITY AS GOVERNOR IS THE SECURITY AND THE SAFETY OF THE CITIZENS OF THE COMMONWEALTH THE WORLD HAS CHANGED AFTER SEPT 11TH AND WE NEED TO REALLY MAKE SURE VIRGINIA AND WE PROTECT OUR CITIZENS AND I WANT TO BRING MY EXPERIENCE AS ATTORNEY GENERAL WORKING WITH THE VA NATIONAL GUARD AND THE STATE POLICE.))
[SUPER=@Earley; :]
[RUNS=:16]
[OUT Q=AND THE STATE POLICE.]
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[VO-NAT]

Earlier, at Volvo's Dublin plant, Earley talked about his plan for job creation and new businesses in this region.
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[Tease#1]
[ANCHOR=Keith - 2-Shot]
[SS=NONE]

Which are the Roanoke Valley's BEST businesses to deal with? The answer coming up.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

And, a long dry spell helps ignite brush fires in our area, and also sparks Governor Gilmore into action. We'll have more on that in just a few minutes...
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[Brush-Fires]


[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=01-47 TC-2:03:40]
[GRAPHIC=none]


A statewide burning ban goes into effect at midnight.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

The restriction will remain in effect 24-hours a day, seven days a week until June 30.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Appomattox Co.]


Brush fires have been breaking out all across central and southwest Virginia this week.
Dozens of volunteer firefighters are still struggling to contain a large fire that's been burning in the western end of Appomattox County most of the afternoon.
Authorities say about 300 acres are involved, and that state police have evacuated residents from one section along state route 648.
Another fire in the same area yesterday scorched more than a hundred acres.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[SS=none]


Two other smaller fires that started today are still burning... one in Franklin County and another in Henry County.

[Ethics-Awards]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=01-43 TC-1:20:04]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Three local businesses have received awards for Marketplace Ethics.
Business Reporter Jennifer Miele says those ethics extend far beyond the marketplace.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=A cool fall day]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;:00]
[SUPER=01-Geoff Jennings/Frank L. Moose Jeweler;:15]
[SUPER=@jennifer2;:38]
[SUPER=01-Sammy Oakey/Oakey's Funeral Services;:50]
[SUPER=01-Pat Conway-Morana/Carilion Health Systems;1:11]
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[OUT Q=JM News 7 Roanoke.]


(( A cool fall day is no match for the warmth you'll find at Frank L. Moose Jewelers in downtown Roanoke.
The third generation jewelry store was recently given the Better Business Bureau Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics.
[SOT]

((GEOFF JENNINGS/FRANK L. MOOSE JEWELER:WHAT WE ARE TRYING TO DO CARRY ON THE FAMILY VALUES THAT WERE STARTED BY MY GRANDFATHER AND FATHER, AND WE REALLY SELL TRUST AND CONFIDENCE, NOT JUST COMMODITIES. ))
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Different sized companies were evaluated on their customer service, reputation among industry peers, and their overall business practices.
The same commitment to quality that runs in this family, also runs in this one.
Sammy Oakey's Funeral Service has lasted five generations.
His business earned a torch award for businesses with 51 to 250 employees.
[SOT]

((SAMMY OAKEY/OAKEY'S FUNERAL SERVICE:A QUOTE FROM CHIEF JUSTICE POTTER: "A GOOD DEFINITION OF ETHICS IS KNOWING THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN WHAT YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO DO AND THE RIGHT THING TO DO. AND WE TRY TO DO THE RIGHT THING."))
[RUNS= 11]


And these are the faces of an area business who secured the torch award for 251 or more employees.
Carilion Health System was applauded for its efforts toward the community that it serves.
[SOT]

((PAT CONWAY-MORANA/CARILION HEALTH SYSTEM: WE TRY TO TREAT ALL OF OUR PATIENTS AND THEIR FAMILIES AS WE WOULD WANT TO BE TREATED IF WE WERE IN THEIR SHOES AND HOW WE WOULD WANT OUR FAMILIES TO BE TREATED.))
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The firms were judged by a panel of business and ethics experts.
Now each has an award to match their winning reputations.

Jennifer Miele, News 7, Roanoke.))[Kilgore]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=01-31 TC-2:03:02]
[GRAPHIC=Campaign 2001]

The Republican Candidate for Virginia's attorney general did some campaigning in Roanoke today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=403-Roanoke]

Jerry Kilgore spent the lunch hour on the city market, looking for votes. I asked the former public safety secretary about the television ad- -paid for by the Law Enforcement Alliance- -critical of Delegate Don McEachin, the Democratic nominee for A-G. Kilgore says he has no control over the L-E-A-A, that the group probably wouldn't take the spot off the air, even if he ASKED that it be pulled.
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[SOT 12:28:50]
[IN Q=It appears to endorse]

((IT APPEARS TO ENDORSE MY CANDIDACY WITHOUT ENDORSING MY CANDIDACY. IT TALKS ABOUT MY OPPONENT'S RECORD. I THINK THEY HAVE FAIRLY CHARACTERIZED MY OPPONENT'S RECORD.))
[SUPER=@kilgore]
[RUNS=10]
[OUT Q=fairly characterized my opponent's record.]
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[VO-NAT]

Though Kilgore has been in Richmond the last eight years, he says he has not lost touch with his home base in southwest Virginia.
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[10th-District]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=01-35 TC-1:54:38]
[GRAPHIC=Campaign 2001]


The 10th District race for the House of Delegates seat pits a five-time incumbent against a first-time contender with a well-known last name.
As Marya Jones reports, Democrat Ward Armstrong and Republican Brett Geisler agree on so many issues, their biggest difference may be experience.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=NATS "How are you?"]
[SUPER=403-Hillsville; :00]
[SUPER=401-Brett Geisler/(R) 10th District House Candidate; :18 (QUICK)]
[SUPER=401-Ward Armstrong/(D) 10th District House Candidate; :57]
[SUPER=420-Marya Jones/mjones*wdbj7.com; 1:50]
[RUNS=2:22]
[OUT Q=MJN7.]
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[NAT SOT 1:43:46]

((HOW ARE YOU? I'M CAMPAIGNING.))
[RUNS= :02]


If his vote-seeking handshake looks particularly polished, it's because Brett Geisler inherited his political aspirations at a young age.
His father, Jerry, spent 16 years in the House of Delegates.
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[SOT 1:49:26 - :32]

((BRETT GEISLER: WHEN I WAS A LITTLE BOY, I REMEMBER PUTTING BUMPER STICKERS ON CARS AND HANDING OUT THINGS AND GOING TO PARADES.))
[RUNS= :06]

[shot of us walking out of office 2:11:51]
Now, at 36, he's doing it for himself...
He's a volunteer on the fire department and shares a law practice in Hillsville with his father.
But Geisler says it was his friends that persuaded him to run for the House this year.
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[SOT 2:03:00 - :12]

((BRETT GEISLER: MY PROBLEM IS I SEE A LOT OF MY FRIENDS STRUGGLING NOW WITH THE ECONOMY THE WAY IT IS AND I'D LIKE TO SEE IF I CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE.))
[RUNS= :12]


Geisler says he'd like to bring jobs and new industry to the 10th District, which has seen the collapse of textiles and the furniture industry threatening to crumble.
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[SOT 23:53:35 - :47]

((WARD ARMSTRONG: I PICK UP HIS CAMPAIGN MATERIAL AND HOLD IT UP TO THE LIGHT... IT LOOKS LIKE MINE. AND WHEN THAT OCCURS, THEN THE ONLY DISTINGUISHING FEATURE IS EXPERIENCE.))
[RUNS= :12]


In a year where the General Assemby will deal with a budget crisis, Ward Armstrong says experience is a must.
The Collinsville Democrat boasts 9 years of service in the House.
He's perhaps best known for pushing a relief act for textile workers through the General Assembly that would have helped the more than 33-hundred laid off from Tultex.
The bill was killed by Governor Gilmore's veto.
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[SOT 23:51:07 - :24]

((WARD ARMSTRONG: WE'VE GOT TO PUT ASIDE THE PARTISANSHIP AND FIND WAYS TO HELP THOSE PARTS OF THE STATE THAT TRULY NEED IT, WHICH IS US.))
[RUNS= :17]


Armstrong blames that partisanship for depriving Southwest Virginia of some of its most experienced legislators...
including his colleagues Tom Jackson and Barnie Day, who's now his campaign manager.
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[SOT 23:54:54 - 23:55:06]

((WARD ARMSTRONG: ONE OF THE ABSOLUTE DEVASTATING EFFECTS OF REDISTRICTING IS WE'VE LOST THESE VERY SENIOR AND VERY SEASONED LEGISLATORS.))
[RUNS= :12]


Armstrong says that just means he'll fight harder to keep Southwest Virginia on the agenda in Richmond.
Marya Jones, News-7.))

[S-Qualify]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-100 14827TC]
[GRAPHIC=PHONIX]

The Winston Cup cars are out west in Phoenix this evening qualifying for Sunday's Dura Lube 500. We'll have the complete rundown for you tonight at 11 once time trials are finished.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Phoenix, AZ/This Afternoon; :00]

Meanwhile, Dale Junior got a jump on the competition by unveiling the much anticipated paint scheme for the 3 car that he will drive in the Busch Series next season in Daytona and Charlotte. The cars will be owned by Richard Childress Racing and they will be sponsored by Oreo and Vanilla Wafers. The design of the cars was especially important to Dale.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=WE'VE DONE A LOT...]
[SUPER=01-Dale Earnhardt, Jr./Returns in the 3 Car in 2002; :00]
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=...THE RACE TRACK."]
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[S-Tech]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-100]
[GRAPHIC=BIG EAST]


The Virginia Tech Hokies face a red-hot Syracuse team tomorrow in a noon kickoff at Lane Stadium. The Hokies also will be trying to control Syracuse senior defensive end Dwight Freeney who comes into the game with 13 and a half sacks. He had four and a half sacks against Michael Vick last season.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=BITE]
[SUPER=01-Grant Noel/10 Touchdowns Passes This Year; :07]
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=...like that."]
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[VO-NAT con't]
[Super=03-Syracuse, NY/Last Season; :00]

The Tech defense which is ranked number one in the nation also hopes to do a better job than it did last year against this team.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=BITE]
[SUPER=01-Ben Taylor/Va. Tech Linebacker; :00]
[RUNS=:19]
[OUT Q=...on our team."]
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[S-UVA]


[ANCHOR=roy]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-109 (17:32)]
[GRAPHIC=ACC]


The Virginia Cavaliers will try and end a three game losing streak Saturday in Raleigh against N.C. State. The Wolfpack is 3 and 3 overall and 1 and 3 in the ACC.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=first audio]
[SUPER=01-Chuck Amato/N.C. State Head Coach; :00]
[SUPER=01-Al Groh/UVa Head Coach; :19]
[RUNS=:34]
[OUT Q=...i'm very impressed with him..."]
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[S-Generals]


[ANCHOR=roy]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-107 12:11]
[GRAPHIC=ODAC]


Washington and Lee will try and end fourth ranked Bridgewater's conference championship hopes and hand the Eagles their first loss of the season tomorrow in Lexington in a 1 PM kickoff.
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[SOT]
[IN Q="they're]
[SUPER=01-Mike Clark/Bridgewater Head Coach; :00]
[RUNS=:19]
[OUT Q=.......the final one"]
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[S-Others]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=VMI Logo]


V-M-I hits the road tomorrow for a game against Western Carolina Kickoff is 2 oclock.
[GRAPHIC=Ferrum Logo]


The Ferrum Panthers are at home for one oclock kickoff against conference rival Greensboro.
[GRAPHIC=Liberty Logo]


And Liberty is on the road at South Florida they'll kick it off tomorrow night at 7.


[S-Express]


[ANCHOR=roy]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-94 (1:48:33)]
[GRAPHIC=EXpress]

The Express is in Charlotte tonight to take on the Checkers. Charlotte is 1-4 and 1 but the focus for the Express players is on their performance.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=first audio]
[SUPER=01-Perry Florio/Express Head Coach; :00]
[SUPER=01-Daniel Berthiaume/Express Goalie; :22]
[RUNS=:34]
[OUT Q=...any given day"]
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